2019 RECYCLING REPORT
Published by the State of Missouri Office of Administration,
Division of General Services
Special thanks to the Department of Natural Resources' Waste Management Program, Missouri
Interagency Recycling Committee (MIRC), Missouri's Market Development Program, and
department recycling coordinators and purchasing staff who contributed to this report. Recognition also
goes to the Department of Natural Resources' Energy Division for calculating the economic and
environmental savings of state government recycling. The Missouri State Recycling Program thanks all
state employees for their ongoing efforts to reduce, reuse, recycle, and buy recycled-content products.
State of Missouri
Office of Administration
Division of General Services
301 W. High Street, P.O. Box 809
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0809
Questions or comments regarding this report or the MSRP may be directed to the State Recycling
Cover Photo: We would like to thank Jennifer Bunselmeyer for the photo she contributed on the front page of this report.
Jennifer took this photo on Top of the Rock near Big Cedar Lodge in Branson.
Michael L. Parson
Cynthia A. Dixon
Sarah H. Steelman State of Missouri
Commissioner OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Division of General Services
Post Office Box 809
I am honored to present the Missouri State Recycling Program's Annual Report.
In accordance with RSMo 34.031, the Office of Administration is submitting the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19)
Annual Recycling Report to summarize state government's accomplishments in the areas of recycling,
waste reduction, and recycled content product procurement.
State law directs state agencies to implement policies for recycling, waste reduction, and procurement of
recycled content products. The Missouri State Recycling Program, administered by the Office of Admin¬
istration, Division of General Services, is responsible for assisting state agencies in these areas. The State
Recycling Program works cooperatively with the Missouri Interagency Recycling Committee (MIRC) to
facilitate recycling and waste reduction by state employees.
As a result of the efforts of state employees and MIRC, we continue to develop the State's recycling col¬
lection infrastructure. State employees continue to reduce the amount of waste generated at state facili¬
ties and the related costs of waste disposal. Recycling and waste reduction highlights from FY19 include:
• 10,687,191 pounds of materials recycled
• 184 billion BTUs of energy saved from total pounds of material recycled. This is equivalent to the
annual energy consumption of 2,011 homes
• $15,972,984 of recycled-content products purchased
• $92,818 in revenue generated for the state recycling fund
• $333,547 in waste disposal costs avoided
We appreciate the support of the General Assembly in our recycling efforts.
Cynthia A. Dixon
What is the Missouri State Recycling Program (MSRP)?
The Missouri State Recycling Program (MSRP) was established in 1989 when legislation added sections
34.031 and 34.032to Chapter 34 of the Missouri Revised Statutes.
MSRP partners with state employees and agencies to facilitate fiscally and environmentally responsible
strategies for reuse and recycling of state property.
Who is the MSRP?
There are three components to the MSRP's organizational chart.
• The state recycling manager and communications coordinator are dedicated to the planning and administration
of recycling and waste-reduction activities.
• The Missouri Interagency Recycling Committee (MIRC) serves an important purpose by providing input on
recycling initiatives and communicating with state employees about various recycling programs.
• The efforts of state employees to recycle ensures the success of any recycling initiative. State
employees who recycle are considered a part of MSRP.
What is the Missouri Interagency Recycling Committee (MIRC)?
MIRC was established in 1994. It was recognized that the MSRP needed a way to communicate
procurement and recycling policies throughout state government. MIRC is a vital component of the MSRP
and meets regularly to discuss recycling collection, waste reduction, recycling market conditions, and
recycled product procurement.
Who is MIRC?
The recycling committee
is composed of
various state departments
(executive, judicial, and
RIGHT: A full list of MIRC
members can be found by
visiting the Missouri State
Recycling Program website.
2019 Recycling Champions Awards
The Missouri State Recycling Program annually recognizes state agencies and employees for excellence
in recycling. The purpose of this award is to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions
in the areas of waste reduction and recycling. The State Recycling Program congratulates the 2019
recycling champions on this well deserved honor.
ABOVE: (L-R) OA Commissioner Sarah Steelman, Aaron Stalter, Phil Seeley, Amy Raburn, Steve Siegler, Angie Craig, Russell
Blair, Lynn Ratchford, Leslie Berhorst, Kristie Bailey, and Missouri State Recycling Program Director Rob Didriksen.
BELOW: Sharon Hultberg, of Washington State Park, stands with the award she received for her recycling efforts.
The Information Technology Service Division (ITSD) of the Office of
Administration continues to impress the Missouri Interagency
Recycling Committee, with its proven track record of reuse and
recycling. From office paper to scrap electronics, numerous
employees in different sections of ITSD have stepped up to the
plate to ensure that materials are recycled. One of the outstanding
characteristics of this team effort is that recycling processes and
procedures are communicated from one generation of employees
to the next.
For several years, Sharon Hultberg, has worked to incorporate
sustainable money-saving practices-including recycling-into the
daily operations of Washington State Park (WSP). Her practices have
saved the park in disposal fees by recycling thousands of pounds of
material each year. Visitors see many of these sustainable practices
when they visit the state park.
Kansas City Recycling
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Explanation of the Numbers
Information about pounds of material presented on this page is not comprehensive. For the complete
list of materials recycled please see the appendices.
* Cost avoided is determined by multiplying the number of tons recycled (5,344) by the average tipping
fee charged to waste haulers in Missouri. Tipping fees are paid by waste haulers for each ton of trash
disposed in Missouri's landfills. The average tipping fee in Missouri in 2019 was $62.42~
-Environmental Research Si Education Foundation (2019) "Analysis of MSW Landfill Tipping Fees - April
Recycled Carpet Tiles
State agencies spent more than $125,000 in FY19 on carpet tiles
made with recycled materials. Over the past several years the
Missouri State Recycling Program has partnered with Facilities
Management to recycle several truckloads of old carpet tiles.
The state of Missouri actively participated in a closed-loop
recycling process where old carpet tiles were recycled and then
new carpet tiles made from recycled materials were purchased.
RIGHT: These carpet tiles, which were installed
throughout state buildings, were manufactured
from recycled materials.
LEFT: Missouri's Bicentennial
license plates are made with 76%
aluminum. Photo courtesy of the
Missouri Department of Revenue.
Recycled License Plates
The Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri Department of Revenue, and Missouri Department of
Transportation spent more than $11.5 million on license plates made from 76 percent post-consumer recycled
aluminum. Since producing recycled aluminum is 92 percent more energy efficient* than making new aluminum,
Missouri's purchase of recycled license plates results in significant energy savings.
CRT Monitor & TV Recycling
Missouri is home to the only lead smelter in the United States that continues to accept leaded glass from televisions
and computer monitors. Cathode-Ray Tube (CRT) televisions and computer monitors are shipped from throughout
the country to be recycled in Missouri.
Through use of the state's electronics recycling contract, state agencies recycled nearly S00 monitors and TVs with
leaded glass at this smelter in Southeast Missouri in FY19.
New System Promotes Reuse
The State Recycling Program partnered with the Missouri
State Agency for Surplus Property and Information
Technology Service Division (ITSD) to create a new web-
based application designed to make the transfer of surplus
property from one state agency to another seamless. State Property Reuse Resource
MOREuse encourages reuse and recycling of state property
and its use is limited to Missouri state employees. During fiscal year 2019, the estimated savings from
agencies exchanging property on MOREuse was nearly $300,000.
To register as a MOREuse user, please visit MOREuse.mo.gov.
Earth Day 2019
State Recycling continued its partnership with
the Missouri Department of Natural
Resources (DNR) and the Jefferson City High
School's Green Team to conduct the 12th
annual Zero Waste Challenge at MDNR's
annual Earth Day celebration in April.
During the Earth Day event, all waste (trash
and recycled material) are audited and
weighed. When comparing 2019 to 2018,
there was a significant increase in the amount
of material recycled and the amount of waste
generated by each person dropped in 2019
(see information below).
2019 Earth Day | Zero Waste
56.2 Percent of Material Recycled
85.5 Pounds of Trash Generated
109.9 Pounds of Material Recycled
.19 Pounds of Waste Per Person
1,011 Earth Day Attendance
RIGHT: Jillian Hunt celebrates Earth Day, which
was hosted at the Carnahan Memorial Garden at
the Missouri State Capitol Complex.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Recognized for Reducing Waste
The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) was honored by the Missouri Recycling Association at the annual state
recycling conference with its annual Reduce Award.
While many agencies perform "normal" or "traditional" recycling efforts, the vast array of services provided, and wide
-spread geographic location of facilities, make the Patrol's recycling efforts extraordinary. Staff in the MSHP's
warehouse spearhead recycling efforts with leaders from various divisions, striving to maximize productivity while
minimizing the time and effort required to keep various recycling systems working.
RIGHT: (Front L-R)
Kevin Klug, Maggie
Eichholz, Rob Didriksen,
Chris Terry, Larry
Fowler, Curt Malzner,
and Austin Distler.
(Back L-R) Chad
Buschjost, Mark Morph,
Taylor Gillispie, Doug
White, and Shane
State Recycling Partners with
Department of Natural Resources
The Missouri State Recycling Program partnered
with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources'
Household Hazardous Waste Program (DNR HHW)
for an America Recycles Day event. DNR's HHW
Program works to raise people's awareness of
products that pose a danger in the home. This
partnership allowed information to be shared with
several hundred employees that frequent the Harry
S Truman building — the State of Missouri's largest
RIGHT: Racheal Ajayi, DNR's HHW Coordinator
STATE RECYCLING FUND
Missouri's State Recycling Fund was established by RSMo 34.032 and states that "Proceeds
from the sale of recycled materials may be used to offset costs of the recycling program."
While program revenues declined last fiscal year
due to market conditions, the MSRP was able to
sustain service offerings to agencies due to
program reserves. The program is also rebidding
the recycling collection contract for Jefferson City,
which accounted for a large portion of prior year
revenues as well as increased expenses. In FY19,
recycling funds helped to further the following
recycling efforts throughout state government:
• Nearly half of State Recycling's budget was spent to
haul recyclable materials (Contracts to be rebid in 2020)
• Distributed more than 8,000 plastic bags for can,
bottle, and paper collection
• Purchased more than 200 recycling containers
• Distributed nearly 300 recycling labels and signs
• Forklift maintenance for recycling operations at
Northeast and Tipton Correctional Centers
• Fluorescent lamp and PCB ballast recycling/disposal
• Purchase of baling supplies for a dozen balers
installed throughout state government operations
• Supplies for an in-vessel composter located at
Ozark Correctional Center
Expenses listed in the bar chart at the top of this
page include operations, salary, fringe, and fund
transfers to the Heating Assistance Program. The
top three sources of revenue in FY19 were the
Department of Corrections (65%), Department of
Revenue (14%), and printer cartridges (6%).
Contributions to the Heating Assistance Program (Utilicare)
Excess revenues from the sale of recyclable materials are transferred to the Heating Assistance
Program (HAP) managed by the Missouri Department of Social Services pursuant to RSMo 34.032. The
HAP, also known as Utilicare, provides financial assistance to low-income Missourians for heating their
homes during winter months. As a result of state employee recycling efforts, the MSRP made a $30,000
contribution to the HAP in FY19. Money transferred to the HAP in FY19 will help approximately 150
Missouri State Recycling Program
Office of Administration
Division of General Services
Phone: 573 - 751-3384
The Missouri State Recycling Program (MSRP) works with state agencies to increase purchases of recycled content
products, reduce their waste stream and increase collection of materials for recycling. The MSRP website is a good
resource for state contracts that offer recycled-content products as well as recycling services.
Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority / Market Development
Phone: 573 - 751-4919
The Missouri Market Development Program promotes the development of markets for recovered materials and
recycled content products throughout Missouri by providing businesses, governments, and other organizations with
financial assistance and information services.
Waste Management Program
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Phone: 800 - 361-4827 or 573 - 751-5401
The Solid Waste Management Program (SWMP) works with citizens, businesses, industry, and government to
continue increasing material reuse and recycling. The SWMP website is an excellent resource for information dealing
with all aspects of solid waste management in Missouri.
Missouri Vocational Enterprises (MVE)
Missouri Department of Corrections
Phone: 800 - 392-8486 or 573 - 751-6663
The Department of Corrections vocational training program offers the following products and services that meet
"buy recycled" criteria. MVE products and services are only available to state agencies and other tax-supported
MVE Recycled-Content Products
• Park Bench & Picnic Table: Recycled Plastic
• Cardboard boxes: 65 percent post-consumer content
• Plastic bags: 30 percent recycled material
• Metal products: 28 percent post-consumer content
• Toilet paper: 100 percent recycled material
• Envelopes: 30 percent post-consumer content
• Toner Cartridge Refill Service
573 - 751-3224 ext. 1260
• Furniture & Office Panel (cubicle) Refurbishing
573 - 751-6663 or 800 - 392-8486
Appendix A: Department reports of materials recycled
• Number of Items
Appendix B: Department reports of recycled-content product procurement
• Non-Paper Recycled-Content Products Procured
• Recycled-Content Paper Products Procured
A ppendices can be viewed by visiting the Missouri State Recycling website.